Community Outreach 

Portland Community Outreach

The FBI’s Community Outreach Program supports the Bureau’s investigative mission by working to address multiple interrelated societal problems—including crime, drugs, gangs, terrorism, and violence. Linking community service, prevention, and law enforcement is a national trend spurred by grass roots efforts around the country, and FBI employees have joined this movement, volunteering in a wide variety of community-related efforts.

Outreach Specialist

Antonia Kreamier
Outreach.PD@ic.fbi.gov

Social Media Outreach

Community Relations Flickr Gallery
Community Relations Facebook

Citizens Academy 

Portland Citizens Academy

The Citizens Academy is an engaging six-to-eight-week program that gives business, religious, civic, and community leaders an inside look at the FBI. Classes meet in the evening at the FBI field office. The mission of the FBI Citizens Academy is to foster a greater understanding of the role of federal law enforcement in the community through frank discussion and education.

Candidates are nominated by FBI employees, former Citizens Academy graduates, and community leaders. Participants are selected by the special agent in charge of the local FBI field office.

To Apply

FBI Portland is currently accepting applications for the fall 2018 Citizens Academy. Applications must be received by June 15, 2018.

The next Citizens Academy will begin September 12, 2018 and run for six consecutive Wednesday evenings through October 17, 2018. Graduation will be held Friday, October 26, 2018. 

Director's Community Leadership Award 

Since 1990, the Director’s Community Leadership Awards has been the principal means for the FBI to publicly recognize achievements of individuals and organizations that make extraordinary contributions to education and the prevention of crime and violence in their communities. Each field office nominates an individual or organization for the award, and, once selected, the recipients are invited to a ceremony and reception at FBI Headquarters.

Youth Academy 

Portland Youth Academy

The Youth Academy provides high school students with a greater understanding of the FBI’s mission and role as an intelligence and criminal investigative agency. Through hands-on activities and case presentations, the students will gain a greater understanding of how law enforcement can be an asset to their community. Students will learn the value of cultural awareness, celebrate diversity of varying backgrounds, and gain skills to resolve conflict in their communities. At the end of the program, students will have the knowledge and skills to go back to their communities and be positive role models for their peers.

To Apply

FBI Portland’s 2018 Youth Academy will be an overnight academy that runs July 9 to July 13, 20178 in Salem, Oregon.

Those interested in applying must be entering their junior or senior year during the 2018-2019 school year and must submit a completed application. Note that application questions must be completed in paragraph format.

Applications will be accepted beginning January 1, 2018 through April 30, 2018.

Completed applications can be sent to Outreach.PD@ic.fbi.gov.

Child ID App 

The Child ID app—the first mobile application created by the FBI—provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children on your smartphone (note: no information is stored or collected by the FBI). In the event your child goes missing, users can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, users can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities.

The app also includes tips on keeping children safe, as well as specific guidance on what to do in those first few crucial hours after a child goes missing.

FBI SOS 

FBI-SOS is a free, fun, and informative program that promotes cyber citizenship by educating students in third to eighth grades on the essentials of online security. For teachers, the site provides a ready-made curriculum that meets state and federal Internet safety mandates, complete with online testing and a national competition to encourage learning and participation. A secure online system enables teachers to register their schools, manage their classes, automatically grade their students’ exams, and request the test scores.

Anyone—young or old, in the U.S. or worldwide—can complete the activities on the FBI-SOS website. The testing and competition, however, are only open to students in grades 3-8 at public, private, or home schools in the U.S. or its territories.

Countering Violent Extremism 

Screenshot of the Don't Be a Puppet website.

Don’t Be a Puppet: Pull Back the Curtain on Violent Extremismis an interactive website that uses activities, quizzes, videos, and other materials to teach teens how to recognize violent extremist messaging and become more resistant to self-radicalization and possible recruitment.

The website makes teens aware of the destructive reality of various forms of violent extremism, including hateful attacks based on race, religion, or other factors. Through its Don’t Be a Puppet theme, the program encourages teens to think for themselves and display a healthy skepticism if they come across anyone who appears to be advocating extremist violence.

CREST 

The FBI CREST (Community Relations Executive Seminar Training) is a shorter, more focused version of the FBI Citizens Academy Program and is conducted in partnership with a specific community group at an offsite location. The program is designed to build trust and strengthen relationships between the FBI and the communities we serve. Classes are taught by FBI executives, senior special agents, and program managers. Participants are selected by members of their organizations or community.

Speaker Requests 

The Portland FBI offers public speakers on a limited basis on a variety of topics pertaining to the Bureau’s investigative mission. Written requests may be sent via email directly to Community Outreach Specialist Antonia Fabian Kreamier at least six weeks prior to the presentation date. 

When you are submitting the request in writing, make sure to include:

  • Date, time, and location of presentation

  • Approximate number of attendees

  • Specific topic(s) desired